Looking for a density lab that illustrates buoyant force in a way that students understand? This experiment guides students through sinking and then floating an egg. Along the way, students are asked guided questions, including real-world applications. The instructions are easy and this simple science experiment follows the scientific method. Only an egg, salt, water, and a spoon are needed. When finished, students have visualized the effect of density on sinking and floating and have a much better understanding of buoyancy as a force. Students are intrigued by the idea of how to make an egg float and walk away with a better understanding of floating and sinking.
- Teacher instructions and materials list
- Student lab experiment worksheet pages
- Real-world application questions
- Answer key with a complete explanation of the science behind the activity plus discussion questions and suggestions for going further
- Two printable versions plus a link to the experiment on Google Slides™
This product can be used for distance learning if students have access to an egg, salt and a measuring spoon as the experiment is kitchen science and it's budget friendly. This can also be used for a science fair project. This is perfect for any unit calling for a buoyancy kids science experiment or density experiment. The egg theme is particularly fun to use in the springtime or around Easter but this lab can be done any time of the year and does not need to utilize a theme.
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